Economics is often called the science of rational behavior; it emphasizes formal, systematic and analytical thinking.

Economics Mission

The mission of the economics discipline is to advance the efforts of St. Norbert College to educate the whole person intellectually, spiritually and personally, with particular emphasis upon intellectual development. Our commitment to excellence is marked by service that is rooted in the Norbertine ideal of communio, steeped in the Catholic, liberal arts and Norbertine traditions. Evidence of our success is measured by student learning outcomes that include development of critical and analytical thought, quantification, synthesis, problem-solving and communication skills. The central theme of economics is scarcity and choice. Students apply their economics skills as responsible decisionmakers in an increasingly diverse and complex global society.

Alumnus Perspective

“St. Norbert provided me with a number of amazing experiences, including a semester in London with an internship at the London Stock Exchange, a ‘Semester at Sea’ academic voyage around the world, a 10-day Geography of Mexico field study and a United Nations seminar in New York City. I credit much of my career success to my experiences inside and outside of the classroom at SNC.”

Steve Peterson, AICP ’04
Senior Transportation Planner, SRF Consulting Group, Minneapolis

Faculty Perspective

“Teaching undergraduates at a small liberal arts college is the ultimate source of challenge, growth and professional satisfaction.”

Sandra Odorzynski
Professor of economics